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baby

1. n. a lover; one’s sweetheart. (Also a term of address.) Come over here and kiss me, baby.
2. n. a term of address for a friend or pal of either sex. Come on, baby, push this thing—hard!
3. n. a thing; a gadget; a machine, such as a car. (Similar to sucker.) Hand me that baby with the sharp point, will you?
4. n. a project thought of as an offspring. (Always with a possessor.) Whose baby is the Johnson account?
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"So do I," I told her, "And I'm not babyish." "That's right," she agreed.
Nor surprisingly he finds there is probably not an adjective that couldn't be made to fit God -- as humanity has perceived Him -- and lists 'mighty, jealous, rude, babyish, deluded, omniscient, vicious, ratty, benign, merciful, duplicitous' and a string of others.
Drawing a distinction between playdates (one or two peers) and playgroups (several peers), Smith gives prerequisites, goals and warnings, addressing difficult peer issues such as dealing with other people's children and their rudeness and lack of response to your child; the stigma among children that is associated with pretend play; viewing it as "babyish"; and your child's lack of attention span.
* Do not criticize regressive behavior or shame the child with words like "babyish."
Ashley's brother picked Quanah, up and said, in a babyish voice, "Did you miss me?"
In his critique of my article |Cuteness', John Sanders argues that my treatment of the distinctively babyish features which get infants noticed and cared for by adults |is, if not an altogether fallacious way of explaining the matter, at least an extremely misleading one'.[1] The guiding hypothesis in my article, as Sanders noted, was that |in the evolution of our mammalian ancestors, the recognition and appreciation of the specialness of the young had survival value for the species.
Youngsters haven't the vocabulary to discuss their feelings, they are ashamed to admit "babyish" feelings, or they don't understand why they feel so unhappy and miserable.
He was very babyish the first day and babyish again the second day.
"He's a progressive horse, still a bit awkward and babyish, but with plenty of ability," said Donnacha.
He's a little bit lazy and a little bit babyish, that's why we felt it would be important to bring him here.
Contrary to the babyish advertisements, 'Gaz and Leccy' aren't "out of control" at all, they can be easily controlled by use of the down knob and off switch respectively.
Colourful illustrations add interest to the pages without being babyish and handy hint circles and news flash shapes draw attention to important facts.
O'Brien said: "We liked him before he ever ran but he disappointed the first day and my son Joseph said that he was very idle and babyish.
"We liked him before the first day, but he ran at the Curragh and disappointed and we don't know why; maybe he was just a little idle and babyish so we put the blinkers on at Leopardstown and left them on here.
Decking out your o --spring's bedroom can become pricey, especially as children change so quickly, and grow out of designs that are too babyish. Shutters in bright colours however, will have a long lifespan.